A previous post on this blog talked about the various causes of falls at nursing homes in New Mexico and across the nation. As that post discussed, many of these falls are preventable so long as the patient is getting proper care. In other words, whenever a fall happens at a nursing home, it is appropriate for the family to ask questions and, depending on the answers, hold the nursing home and its staff accountable for the injury.
Falls are a serious concern. In addition to many of them causing serious injuries to patients, they are also often a contributing factor to a patient's premature death. Our law firm understands how serious falling accidents at nursing homes are, and we are dedicated to holding negligent staff accountable should it turn out that that the fall was preventable.
One of the first steps we take is to evaluate our client's situation, in order to determine what claims they may have against a nursing home and/or the staff member who was in charge of the patient at the nursing home. Cases involving medical negligence can be complicated, as nursing home and those who work for them are often well-financed in their efforts to avoid responsibility for their actions.
If it seems right to go forward, we will help a victim or the victim's family pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a nursing home and/or its staff. Once that is done, we work hard to advocate for our client's interests as they seek the compensation that they need on account of their loss.